oShare - A very simple DLNA compliant media server. Light weight, easy to install and use. Supports music, photos and video including MKV. For Windows only at this time.
- Light weight
- No installation needed. Just copy the files and run the program
- Easy to add shared folders
- Supports MKV streaming over DLNA
Works nicely and does normal seeking. Unfortunately would not play wmv8 file type.
All the darn UPNP/DLNA servers out there are too feature rich. I add my picture folder and they all choke due to the 30,000 + files. I don't want thumbnails... I just want access to the files. This is PERFECT for my two DLNA devices that don't support thumbnails anyway. I use it for my Pix-Star DLNA enabled Digital Frame. Works GREAT! I use it for my Yamaha Receiver to have access to all my MP3's! In this case KISS is perfect! Keep it Stupid Simple! I thank the programmer for making this software available to all.. Much appreciated. I was using Ushare for Linux, but wanted to consolidate a bit. Was looking for a Ushare alternative and i found it!
BEWARE!!! When this program is running in my LAN, my smart TV (SONY Bravia) hangs and doesn't turn on correctly anymore! I had to unplug the power cable and stop the program to fix the problem and get my TV working again! No comment...